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Hi! My name is Jasmine and I am the mother of three and going to school full time to work on my Master's Degree. I was chubby before I had children, and each pregnancy added a bit more "baby fat." I actually had gestational diabetes start in my second and third pregnancies, and since I have a history of diabetes in my family, this caused me to sit up and take notice. So after the birth of my third child and recovering from having three kids (that took about a year for me to mentally adjust!), I have decided to chose to have a healthier lifestyle for me and my family.

I started this journey seriously in Jan. 2010 and was elated when I was within 15 lbs. of my goal weight after three months (I had lost 20 lbs). However, not really considering how to maintain the weight loss and giving myself "permission" to "relax" had me right back where I started three months later.

I am starting again and I am excited this time about doing it right and maintaining it. I remind myself that this is not a diet, but a lifestyle change. I am hoping to learn how to maintain the weight loss I achieve and also, to maintain a healthy lifestyle. When I am losing weight, I feel energetic, confident and happy. When I am "taking a break," I feel sluggish, tired and insecure.

So far Sparkpeople has been a great place for me to reflect, document and work towards my weight loss goals. It has also been a great place for me to meet others and feel supported on my journey. I am praying that God blesses this effort and helps me attain my weight loss goals. It's a daily struggle, but it's one that can be accomplished, wiht His help and His grace! With Him "all things are possible!"

Thanks for reading my page and keep me up in prayer! :)



Member Since: 12/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 5,181

My Goals:
My goals include:
1) Exercising at least three times a week
2) Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day
3) Watching portions, eating heatlthier
4) Waking up early and exercising before work/school and everyone is awake!
5)Consistency and Maintenance: I have gotten close to my goal and I don't want to start over again! I want to learn how to be consistent and maintain a healthy weight and exercise routine. This is a lifestyle--not a diet!


My Program:
Goal: Exercise 3x a week

Maintain 1200-1500 calories daily and log onto SP

Drink minimum of 8 glasses of water a day

Quiet time with God daily





Personal Information:

"And we, who...all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory..."
2 Corinthians 3:18

"I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13


Other Information:
Weight Loss Goals:

Starting Weight: 152
(Dec. 28, 2012)










Starting Weight when I began SP: 148 (Jan. 2010)
1/19/2010: 148 lbs.
2/4/2010: 146 lbs.
2/20/2010: 144 lbs.
2/27/2010: 142 lbs.
3/17/2010: 140 lbs.
3/23/2010: 137 lbs.
4/1/2010: 132 lbs
5/6/2010: 142 lbs. (I know! I am getting back on track!)
6/15/2010: 148 lbs.
6/28/2010: 142 lbs.
7/14/2010: 140 lbs.

Rewards:
3/17/2010: 140 lbs, New running shoes

145 lbs.:Pedicure

140 lbs :New Running Shoes

135 lbs: Date night with Hubby

130 lbs: New Purse

125lbs: Facial/Massage/Pedicure
Day at the Spa

120 lbs: Time for new clothes! :)

115 lbs: Have family pictures at portrait studio






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  • v BUGLET-
    Thank you for the goodie and your kind words. I wish you well on your way to a healthy weight. I am doing better and I feel great. My daughter has joined me in losing weight. She only has 25-30 lbs to lose now. God bless! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3804 days ago
  • v PETERTAWFIK
    ah ok
    now i got i seen somebody adding me with that name and i added her already but i didnt understand who is she and i asked her and i got no response
    ur welcome to let anybody look to the progress hopefully they will not notice that i am struggling lately after a lot of kahk and cookies and yummy food but i will be in track soon like last year inshallah
    i wish u r doing fine i see ur fitness mins are growing good for u
    3882 days ago
  • v JSHENOUDA
    Thank you Jasmine for your support. I really appreciate it. It is good to know that I am not the only one dragging my feet when it comes to exercise. I like your points about the gym and all the equipment. I have to think about it.
    Costco has a sale for 24 hour fitness center. It comes to $12 per month for 2 years. That sounds good. I guess I have to just check out the 24 hour gym in my are and see if I like it. I am really proud of you too. It takes guts to keep going even when the progress is slow. Good job!
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    3912 days ago
  • v PETERTAWFIK
    hey
    she didnt click the option to be viewed by other members
    but i will remind her to change that
    3917 days ago
  • v PETERTAWFIK
    well
    i dont think i will go to the monastery i have work saturdays and i will miss march 6 because i am going with mina to santa maria if i recall the name right of that town
    i thought he said that u guys might wanna come too
    3927 days ago
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